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The Newsletter of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Foundation | November 2013 | Vol. 5 - No. 1

$56,895,040 Giving Opportunity campaign meets, then surpasses, ambitious goal

The problem with numbers like $56,895,040 is that they’re tough for most of us to really conceive of; past a certain point, they become little more than abstractions—impressive-sounding abstractions, of course, but still abstractions. So try thinking of it this way: if all of that money had been given for endowed scholarships, it would generate something on the order of $2,850,000 each year in money to be awarded to scholarship students. That’s still an awfully big number, but now divide it by $5,500 (UAFS in-state tuition and fees for a year) to get an answer of 518. That’s the approximate number of students per year for whom $57 million could provide full scholarships. Now, not all of the money given during the Giving Opportunity campaign was intended by the donors for student scholarships, and not every Foundation scholarship is a full scholarship, but the point is that even such a dizzying figure is easily reducible to real human terms.

As it should be, since it started that way too, the product of many individual, deliberate, human decisions to help others by making a gift—12,240 of those decisions, to be precise, the total number of separate gifts made to the campaign. The very first of those decisions was made by Mrs. Donnie Pendergraft in 2004, when she gave the incredible $5 million gift that would inspire and provide impetus for the remainder of the campaign. For the next five years, campaign co-chairs Neal Pendergraft, Robert Young III, Bill Hanna, Bob Miller, and the late Sam M. Sicard worked tirelessly alongside the Foundation staff and Chancellor Paul Beran, raising $31 million by the time the “silent phase”—during which leaders work quietly to get what amounts to a good head start on the campaign—ended in 2009 and the campaign was publicly announced. Along the way, the campaign weathered the death of Chancellor Stubblefield in 2005 and then the economic downturn that began in 2008 and dealt a heavy blow to

charitable giving across the country. Yet the Foundation’s board and staff persevered and on December 31, 2012, announced that campaign had not only reached its goal, but actually exceeding it by 14 percent. On its surface, the impact of the Giving Opportunity campaign isn’t hard to quantify. For starters, private scholarship dollars awarded per year are up 168 percent since 2004, endowed professorships and chairs have tripled, from two to six, and the new Learning and Research Center at Boreham Library is open for students with the help of more than $1 million in private support to date. But perhaps the most telling number is one that’s a bit more obscure. Of the 2,889 separate donors who made gifts to the campaign, 2,261 had never before made a gift to UAFS. And that—clear evidence that the word is getting out about UAFS’s transformation into a premier regional university and a cornerstone upon which the future of our community is being built—may mean more in the long run than anything else.

U AFS G E T S HIGH M AR KS F OR ENDOW ME NT DOL L AR S PER ST U D EN T The success of the Giving Opportunity campaign endowment of any two-year college in the nation brought the UAFS Foundation’s total assets to roughly that participated in that year’s Voluntary Support of $70 million, with an endowment total of around Education survey. $53.6 million, making it one of the largest nonprofits That support, though, is without question more in Arkansas and putting UAFS remarkably high on the important now than ever. For the 2012 academic scale of endowment dollars per full-time-equivalent year, UAFS received about $3,711 per annualized student (FTE). full-time-equivalent student in With around $8,500 in state funding. This is a decline endowment per annualized in state funding of around 18 FTE, the UAFS Foundation percent from 2002. Adjusted ranks well above foundations for inflation, the decline in state ENDOWMENT PER FTE of peer institutions. funding is even sharper. $5,666 Indeed, UAFS and its Thanks in large part predecessors have always to private gifts, UAFS is $8,539 benefitted from a very thriving—offering more supportive community. programs, recruiting stronger STATE FUNDING PER FTE The year before joining faculty, building better $4,553 the University of Arkansas facilities, and enjoying a 2002 System, UAFS reported growing academic reputation. $3,711 2012 the highest per-student

ENDOWMENT VS. STATE FUNDING

CULTURE OF GENEROSITY — “Our campaign to raise money for scholarships, among other things, has resulted in wonderful letters from students who have received those scholarships, most of whom say they are the first people in their families to have the privilege of going to college,” says Bob Miller, chair of the UAFS Foundation’s Board of Directors and one of the original five co-chairs of the Giving Opportunity campaign. That’s not a surprise; in fact, more than 55 percent of students at UAFS are the first in their immediate families to ever attend college. It perhaps goes without saying that helping send these first-generation students to college has a major and far-reaching impact on the prospects of a community, but it may also create a new generation of donors. “They are so impressed with their opportunity,” says Miller, “that many of them tell us they hope to be able themselves to provide for scholarships to other people in the future.” And that will make them fit right in as members of the Greater Fort Smith community, which, according to a 2012 survey published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, donates a greater percentage of its income than about 80 percent of other metro areas in the country. “The generosity of the people of this community,” says Miller, “made the success of our campaign possible.”

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From the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

GIFTS HELP NURSING PROGRAM MEET DEMAND

OPENING DOORS Bradley Andrews stood in front of

Gifts from Benefit Bank and from

the crowd celebrating the completion

Mrs. Donnie Pendergraft will supply

of the Giving Opportunity campaign

additional patient simulators

and spoke of how gifts to the UAFS

that—along with three new

Foundation have helped students like

endowned professorships—will

him. “How I really got here is through

allow the UAFS program to expand

an opportunity that was given to me – a

by 50 percent.

poor, ambitious, young boy from Roland, Oklahoma. You gave me a chance to reach my dreams and become what I can be.” This completed campaign will open more doors to help students pass into fulfilling futures by using skills learned and honed at UAFS. The generosity of our volunteers and donors resulted in us exceeding our goal by 14 percent. Donors were inspired to give almost $57 million, about $7 million more than our goal. That money includes newly endowed scholarship funds of $27 million and $5.3 million of newly endowed chairs and professorships with another $14.9 million to help assist students in various ways. The campaign money not only impacts students by providing scholarships, top-notch professors, new pianos, art galleries, and science lab equipment, but it also does so much more than that. It sets UAFS apart as a premier regional university that connects education with real-world experiences that help its students succeed in so many new ways as they pursue their dreams. UAFS and its Foundation are humbled by the donors’ generosity and their endorsement of this university’s mission and its impact on the region. Almost 3,000 people – 80 percent of those being new donors – chose to give to UAFS during the campaign because they believe in the university and in providing a bright future

Generous gifts from Fort Smith’s Benefit Bank and from Mrs. Donnie Pendergraft will allow the UAFS College of Health Sciences to substantially expand its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, admitting 60 students each fall and spring, up from 40 currently. Gifts from Benefit Bank will be used to purchase an adult high fidelity simulator—basically a very high-tech fake patient—and to establish the Benefit Bank Endowed Professorship of Nursing. Mrs. Pendergraft’s gift creates two additional endowed professorships—the Douglas O. Smith, Jr., Endowed Professorship of Nursing and the Jim L. Hanna Endowed Professorship of Nursing—as well as providing funds for a major reconfiguration of the Simulation Lab on the third floor of the Pendergraft Health Sciences Center and six additional simulators, ranging from preemie to adult. While the gifts certainly benefit UAFS, their true impact will be felt far beyond campus, where demand for registered nurses nationwide is outstripping the ability of universities to produce them. Demand is even greater for graduates of the UAFS nursing program, who enjoy a 100-percent employment rate. The need for nurses isn’t expected to decrease anytime soon either; in fact, the Arkansas Legislative Nursing Commission predicts that need will increase by more than a third by 2020. But the demand for more nursing slots—and thus more nursing graduates—isn’t coming just from hospitals and doctors; it’s coming from students, too. Competition for admission to the UAFS program is so stiff that currently only about 30 percent of applicants are admitted. So, with demand high on both sides, why don’t nursing programs like UAFS’s just expand to meet the need? In large part, because it’s so hard to find doctorally prepared nurse educators. Nursing jobs are so readily available and pay well enough that there’s little incentive for RNs to press on with graduate education rather than going right to work. And that’s where endowed professorships—one of the key goals of the Giving Opportunity campaign—come in. By “sweetening the pot” with additional compensation and improved opportunities for scholarship, endowed positions help UAFS compete effectively for those highly sought-after educators—and, ultimately, improve the quality of healthcare in our region.

to thousands of students who study here. We are awed and grateful for that generosity.

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“Matching up opportunities to create real impact at UAFS with philanthropic individuals and businesses interested in doing strongly that now our responsibility lies in good stewardship of exactly that makes for a pretty rewarding career,” says Anne the resources shared with us. We’re proved that by showing Thomas, who, after serving three years as a Development Officer how we’re helping students like Bradley, who plans to and two years before that as Director of Alumni Affairs, was complete the transformation circle by one day giving to named Director of Planned Giving. It’s a sort of perk enjoyed by all of the Foundation’s staff—the the Foundation to usher others into changed lives. “I satisfaction of helping advance UAFS, its students, and the Greater want to open doors of opportunity to young, ambitious Fort Smith community. It helps keep a lot of good people around— individuals,” he told the crowd during the celebration. Left to right, back: Tyler Lamon, Anne Thomas, Christy Williams, people like Thomas and like Christy Williams, who recently moved into Dr. Mary Lackie, Henry Wooten; left to right, front: Jennifer Sicking, a new role as a Development Officer after nearly four years as Director of So do we, Bradley, so do we. Kerstie McEntire, Mandy Osburn, Hannah Gentry. Donor Relations. It also helps attract good people, and in the last six months or so, the Foundation has hired seven of them—Associate Vice Best regards, Chancellor for Development Dr. Mary Lackie, who comes to the Foundation in the midst of a wide-ranging and distinguished higher education career, working most recently for Teachers College, Columbia University, on a USAID-funded project to improve teacher education in Pakistan; Director of Annual Giving Tyler Lamon, a Fort Smith native and UAFS alumnus who worked in banking; Administrative Specialist Kerstie McEntire, a Westark alumna who worked for 17 years as a legal assistant/paralegal before joining the Foundation; Advancement IT Support Specialist Henry Wooten, who worked for seven years at Arkansas Tech University; Director Marta M. Loyd, Ed.D. of Donor Relations Hannah Gentry, who worked for Arkansas Oklahoma Gas since 2004 in the accounting department, most recently Executive Director, UAFS Foundation overseeing employee insurance and benefits plans; Advancement Editor Jennifer Sicking, who most recently worked as Magazine Editor Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Associate Director of Media Relations for Indiana State University; and Director of Foundation Financial Operations Mandy Osburn, a product of Westark’s University Center who served as Senior Accountant at Whirlpool until the Fort Smith plant closed last year and who says, “I’m proud to work here because I’m always around great people who truly care about the donors—not just for how they can benefit the University.”

UAFS FOUNDATION, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Joining the Foundation board at the beginning of 2013 were Lyn Caselman, Carl Davis, Jason Green, Frank Hug, Jr., and Kim Wohlford. Lyn Caselman, who serves as Safety Officer for Forsgren, Inc., her family business, holds an M.Ed. and worked as a counselor at Westark in the early 1990s. In addition to the Foundation board, she also serves on the Advisory Board for the University’s Family Enterprise Center. Carl Davis, President of Davis Iron and Metal, which he established in 1979, serves on numerous boards, including those of the Sebastian County Solid Waste District, Hardscrabble Country Club, Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fort Smith Symphony, Mercy Foundation, and others. Jason Green, Vice President of Human Resources for Baldor Electric Company, likewise serves on numerous area boards, including those of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Westark Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Sparks Health System, and First National Bank. Frank Hug, Jr., like Caselman, is involved in the UAFS Family Enterprise Center and serves on its advisory board, as well as on the Charleston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He owns Hug Chevrolet Buick GMC in Charleston. Kim Wohlford co-owns with her husband Wolf Exploration Inc., a small oil and gas operating company. Her current community roles include President of the Children’s Service League, Treasurer of the Next Step Day Room, and member of the Mission Committee at First Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Robert E. Miller, Chair Mr. John R. Taylor, Vice Chair Ms. Judy McReynolds, Treasurer Mr. Mark Moll, Secretary Mr. Douglas Babb Mr. Cliff Beckham Mr. Jimmy G. Bell Mr. Kent Blochberger Mrs. Lyn Caselman Mrs. Gina Clark Mr. David Cravens Mr. Carl Davis Dr. Tony deMondesert Mr. Jason Green Mrs. Peggy Ann Hadley Mr. Frank Hug, Jr.

Mr. Clifford N. Lyon Mr. John A. McFarland Mr. Roger Meek, Jr. Mr. Neal Pendergraft Mrs. Sue Plattner-Smith Mr. Craig Rivaldo Mr. Mark Rumsey Mr. Tim Shields Mr. Samuel T. Sicard Mrs. Nancy Smith-Robinson Mrs. Susan McMahon Taylor Mr. James Walcott, Jr. Mr. William S. Walker Mr. Chris Whitt Mr. James G. Williamson, Jr. Ms. Kim Wohlford


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TE A CHER O N THE R I S E In Natasha Shoate ’09, Margaret Marsh Newell’s passion for teaching carries forward “Ever since I was a little girl, it’s what I wanted to be,” says third-grade teacher Natasha Shoate, a 2009 graduate of UAFS’s early childhood education program. “I always had good teachers, and I looked up to them.” Now, the third-graders Shoate teaches at Fort Smith’s Cavanaugh Elementary look up to her in turn. In fact, one of them, Elizabeth Kelly, thought enough of Shoate to write an essay that won her recognition as a “Teacher on the Rise” from the Mrs. Baird’s Bread company. The nomination by that particular student came as a bit of a surprise to Shoate, who says the student “wasn’t that enthused about school,” to begin with. But over the course of the year, says Shoate, “she had a change of heart.” It’s just that kind of ability that would have impressed another teacher, Margaret Marsh Newell, whose namesake scholarship played a role in bringing Shoate to UAFS to prepare for her career as an educator. The scholarship, Shoate says, “helped me choose UAFS, and it made it worth it for me to go.” Encouraging students to better their circumstances through a good education was important to Newell, who obtained her master’s degree while raising four children on her own. Newell, says UAFS Foundation director of planned giving Anne Thomas, “had a passion for inspiring and encouraging others.” In a way, the scholarship created in her honor by friends and family after her passing allows her to continue to do that. “A legacy was created,” says Thomas. “Who knows how many lives she has touched? The scholarship perpetuates Margaret’s passion for education and learning.” It’s a passion Shoate herself carries on. If the mark of a great teacher is high test scores, she qualifies. Last year, her class ranked third in the state in mathematics on a standard assessment test. If that mark is a solid

understanding of educational theory, she also qualifies. Even while teaching, she has kept learning and now holds a master’s degree. But when it comes right down to it, maybe the mark of a great teacher isn’t something that should be measured with testing or degrees. Maybe it’s something that should be measured in the eyes of students like Kelly, for whom Shoate was that one outstanding teacher who inspired her to actually care about school. And Shoate doesn’t just support and encourage her students during school hours; her work as an educator and a positive role model goes beyond the classroom. “My students are always asking me to their sporting events,” says Shoate, “and I always go watch when they ask.” She’s partly just being kind, but playing basketball at UAFS also taught her the important role sports can play in a student’s life. It’s not just her students, though, that Shoate reaches; she also remains involved with the College of Education, and this past school year, she had a student intern from UAFS in her classroom for the first time, an opportunity she was excited to have—and an opportunity that further broadens the impact of the giving that created the Margaret Marsh Newell Scholarship. In fact, if giving to support higher education can be thought of as an investment in the future, and the gifts themselves thought of as legacies of those who give them or of those they honor, then Natasha Shoate being assisted by the Margaret Marsh Newell Scholarship is a nearperfect example of both—a scholarship endowment named to honor an inspired and inspiring educator perpetuates her legacy by helping train another outstanding educator, who not only touches the lives of the children of her community but also helps encourage and train still more teachers. Now that’s a legacy. —Jaime Hebert

“The scholarship helped me choose UAFS, and it made it worth it for me to go.”

In Memory of

Gifts made November 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013

Rebecca Needham Anderson Doris Needham

Andrew “Andy” Jackson Crawford Glidewell Distributing Company

Cynthia Bagby Janice and Bob Powell

Jean Crawford Sandy and Larry McGowan

Charles and Nadine Baum Sally and Elvin Frick

Mazie Dean Cunningham Brenda and Carl Davis

Edgar Bethell Barbara Bethell Suzanne and Bruce Bethell

Roger E. Curtis, Jr. Glidewell Distributing Company

Dr. Sidney Blakely Phyllis Driver Roland S. Boreham, Jr. Fort Smith Symphony Wayne Broyles Mary Ellen and Richard Green Rebecca Redding Cochran Glidewell Distributing Company James “Jay” Coleman Reverend Herschel and Mardell McClurkin Morris Glynn Colquitt Glidewell Distributing Company Hugh Blake Correll Antoinette Beland Dot Hosford Janice and Bob Powell Lt. Col. Thomas W. Cox Susan and Ed Devero Chuck Cramer Sue and Jerry Peerbolte

Walter Davidson Phyllis Davidson Luke Davis Mary and Charles Brooner Sherry and Edward Corbin Corma and R. L. Covington for the Irving, Texas Terry Way Neighborhood Sandra and Wilbur Davis Keith Glass Motor Sales, Inc. Kathy Marks Laverne McCorkle Dorothy Nixon Frankie and Loyd Plunkett Vickie and Ray Webb Randy Davis Shirley and James Bearden Mary and Charles Brooner Calico County Restaurant Ashley Davis Robbie and J. Luke Davis Jamie, Michelle, Courtney, and Katy Glidewell Nadra Hackney Wendell Link Kathy Marks

Laverne McCorkle Gary A. Monroe Debbie Sadler Dori and Harold Scharbor Jean and Michael Sterling Susan and Rick Taylor Terrie and Warren Webb P. J. Douglas Susie and James Dunn Donna Ohlson Senator Ruth Whitaker Lynette and Walter Woodie, Jr. J. D. Edwards Brenda and Courtney Crouch, Jr. Selected Funeral & Life Insurance Company Mary Edwards Brenda and Courtney Crouch, Jr. Selected Funeral & Life Insurance Company Austin Elder Michelle and Jamie Glidewell Paula E. Evans Glidewell Distributing Company Mossie Lene Farrar Genelle and Dave Newton Kathy Fioretti Glidewell Distributing Company Don Flanders Sue Plattner Smith Rebecca Yarbrough

Vida Fountain UAFS Business Office Susan Franks Antoinette Beland Dot Hosford Helen Frasier Dr. Richard and Kay Aclin Anonymous Donors (2) Ann Filyaw Linda and Jim Harwood Pat Hutson Mary Ellen and Brad Jesson Dr. Mary Jane Keel and Richard Keel Millie Kramer Paula Linder P.E.O. Chapter BD Marcy Porter Dr. Taylor and Mary Prewitt Cheryl Schirmer Sherron and Charles Shuffield Mary Thompson Dr. Bobbie N. Walker Nancy Weaver Catherine S. Williams Bobbie Wohlford Kim and Charlie Wohlford Charlotte Weable Frazier Kathy and Wesley Darnell J. B. Garrison, Jr. Kimberly and Jim Garrison Robert “Bob” Gattis Genelle and Dave Newton

Phyllis Gilker Antoinette Beland Dot Hosford Robert Hunt Gregg, Sr. Amy Bailey Carolyn and Cris Carter Pollajean Griffin Betty Carlile Polly Griffin Carolyn and Michael Brown Crawford County Car Club Alice and Donald Dean Ken Griffin Marie and Claude Hatley Louise Melton Jim Grizzle Glidewell Distributing Company Kim and John McFarland Jack Hackney Laverne McCorkle Keith Hadley Glidewell Distributing Company Garland “Gano” Harris Reverend Herschel and Mardell McClurkin Winston Harvey Alice and Donald Dean Mary Ellen and Richard Green Bobbie Jean Hefley Nina Abernathy Genelle and Dave Newton


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In Memory of Virginia Holland Helton Iris Breed Jones Jerry Henry Hendrix Glidewell Distributing Company Bill Holder Phyllis Driver Arielle Marie Honeywell Terrie and Warren Webb Betty Kay Horn Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran Dr. Arleene and Randall Breaux Mrs. E. Z. “Nancy” Hornberger Glidewell Distributing Company Alice Sue Horne Genelle and Dave Newton Jim Howes Glidewell Distributing Company Joe C. Hoyle Betty Carlile Della and Dick Douglas Cathy and Richard Gifford LaVerne Davis Hudson Brenda and Carl Davis Paula Lemley Jackson Ellen Jackson Knight Shirley Lorena Jenkins Glidewell Distributing Company Maurice Kasten Reba Nosoff Marjorie E. Keeton Glidewell Distributing Company Betty Klusmeier Antoinette Beland Dr. Delia Bethell Kathleen and David Breed Brenda and Carl Davis Valerie and Don Flanders, Jr. Dot Hosford Adele Jackson Paula Toler Linder Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow Genelle and Dave Newton

P.E.O. Chapter BD Donnie Pendergraft Gina and Neal Pendergraft Janice and Bob Powell Rosemary and Gene Rapley Nancy Smith-Robinson and Harry Robinson Catherine and Paul Sandahl Harry Shipley, Jr. Sarah and Craig Sullivan Marjorie and James Treece Garnet and Dr. John Watts, Jr. Bobbie Wohlford Rebecca Yarbrough Charlene Iske Lane Glidewell Distributing Company Paul Latture Margaret Latture Corinne King Laughlin Glidewell Distributing Company Dorothy Loughridge Nadine Long Wynema Martin Helen Lanier Daniel C. Martinez, Jr. Arkansas Best Corporation Calhoun Maid Rite Marilyn and Bill Coffelt John Cordano Andrew S. Deal Forsgren, Inc. JDS Supply Company Elizabeth and Bobby Martin Debbie and Jim Medley Sheri A. and Stephen J. Nicholls Rachel and Brandon Parish Amanda Phanaphay Preferred Office Products River Valley Detachment #1248 Jennifer S. Smith Randy Swaim Elaine Van Herpen Hal E. Vineyard Western Arkansas Planning & Development District, Inc.

Elsie B. McGarvey Janie and Jerry Peirce

Phyllis Morse Rhodes Mary Lou Kelly

Claris and Harold Wallace Carol and Darrell Hill

Sabrina McKinney Katy Glidewell

Hazel Lucille Richards Glidewell Distributing Company

Senator Bill Walters Glidewell Distributing Company

Sammy “Bud” McKinney Genelle and Dave Newton

Gary Robison Terrie and Warren Webb

Roy J. Milligan Brenda Altman

Charlotte Ann Sanders Donnie Pendergraft

Christie Gilstrap Morgan Valarie Arnoldussen Bev McClendon Linda and Roger Parker Pam and Mike Phillips

Jean Shepard Anonymous Donor Nancy Dover Ruth Ann Hayes and Dorothy Turner Sondra LaMar Genelle and Dave Newton Janice and Bob Powell Emma and Lonnie Watts

Larry Weigand Anonymous Donor Dr. Jill Guerra and Ignacio Guerra Dr. Carolyn Holdsworth and Dr. Myron Rigsby

Flo Morgan Glidewell Distributing Company Bettye Moulton Glidewell Distributing Company Christine Needum Robyn and Bobby Needham, Jr. Dr. Anna Kasten Nelson Reba Nosoff Lori Norin Dr. Darrel Cunningham and Wilma Cunningham Genelle and Dave Newton Emma and Lonnie Watts Stephen Nosoff Reba Nosoff Elsie Owens Glidewell Distributing Company Harold Wayne Porter Naomi and Jimmy Crowley Linda May Dr. Frances Ralston Jane G. Evans and Jack Blaylock Dr. Brenda Yelvington and J. Lavon Morton

Janis Shipley Harry Shipley, Jr. Jeffery E. Shipley Morrison Shipley Engineers, Inc. Cathey and Waldo White Mary Shipley Harry Shipley, Jr. Greg Smith Lyn and Bruce Caselman Sue Plattner-Smith John Maddox Smith Smith Chevrolet, Cadillac, Mitsubishi Lucille Speakman Anonymous Donor Ann and Randy Wewers

Mary Nell Whitt Drs. Marta and Greg Loyd Linda and Buddy Spradlin Sonny Whittington Glidewell Distributing Company James “Doug” Williams Kim and John McFarland B. Jack and Jane Wilson Kristi and David Wilson Jean Wilson Glidewell Distributing Company Judge and Mrs. J. Sam Wood, Sr. Alcoa Foundation Sam Wood, Jr. Judith Anne Wrappe Anonymous Donor Sue and Jarrell Wrape Steven Wurst Glidewell Distributing Company

Kevin Stanfill Glidewell Distributing Company Ruth Stoufer Anonymous Donor John William “Jack” Thiele, Jr. Rebecca Yarbrough

Shirley Rainey Terrie and Warren Webb

Mattie Sarah Trevino Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran

Bob Raynor Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran

Sally Lick Vick Rebecca Yarbrough

In Honor of Don Bailey Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran

Dr. and Mrs. Neil Ed Crow Kyle and Steve Creekmore III

Pat and Franklin Hawkins Tad and Seth White

Mark Moll Anonymous Donor

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Stec Lori and David Cravens

Chandra Baker Ann Childs

The Dr. Neil Crow Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

Dr. and Mrs. Vent Murphy Kyle and Steve Creekmore III

The Mike Stec Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

Debra Baker Kevan Baker

Kathy Darnell, APN, FNP Robyn and Bobby Needham, Jr.

Darlene Hayden Corma and R. L. Covington for the Irving, Texas Terry Way Neighborhood

The Dr. Vent Murphy Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

Denise Hodges Stewart Pat and Cosby Hodges, Jr.

The Mack Barry Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

Phyllis Davidson Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow

P.E.O. Chapter BD Catherine Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Strahin Lori and David Cravens

Sam Bateman Fran Bateman

Jessica Ellingberg Michele Ellingberg Mindy Ellis Ann Childs

The Dr. David Hunton Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

Anne Turner Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Beauchamp Kyle and Steve Creekmore III

Donnie Pendergraft Jan and Rick Beauchamp Jo Alice and Steve Dobbs Bobbie Wohlford

Antoinette Beland Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow Lorraine Tate

Dr. T. A. Feild III Katherine B. Feild

Pat Hutson Bobbie Wohlford

The Neal Pendergraft Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

Dr. and Mrs. Greg Jones Kyle and Steve Creekmore III

John Frank and Kaye Pendergrass Tad and Seth White

Stacey Jones Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow

The Mark Rumsey Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

Jonathan Karrant Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran

Dr. Rosilee Walker Russell Susan and Jim Echols

Michael King Pamela and Jimmy King

Alondra Santoyo Armando Santoyo

Dr. Mary B. Lackie Jennifer Canada

Rebecca Schneider Nancy Schneider

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Lowe Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow

Jean Shields Lori and Tim Shields

Mr and Mrs. Dan Lueck Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow

Wanda Shook Linda Moore

The McGehee Family Kyle and Steve Creekmore III

Jorgette Smith John M. Smith, Jr.

Matthew McKown Karen McKown

Mr. and Mrs. Okla Ben Smith Kyle and Steve Creekmore III

The Roger Meek, Jr. Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

Mr. and Mrs. Breck Speed Kyle and Steve Creekmore III

Dr. Timothy Bell and the Mercy L&D Staff Anne and Justin Thomas Bruce Bethell Dr. Delia Bethell Rose Bethell Barbara Bethell Jennifer Cagle Ann Childs

Dr. and Mrs. Gary Fine Jan and Rick Beauchamp The Sam Fiori Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Flanders Kyle and Steve Creekmore III The Dudley Flanders Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Betty Anne Garrison Kimberly and Jim Garrison

Maureen Clark, RN Robyn and Bobby Needham, Jr. Dr. Victor Coloso and the Mercy NICU Staff Anne and Justin Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cooper Lori and David Cravens Kyle and Steve Creekmore III The Bob Cooper Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Kay Cravens Lori and David Cravens

Margaret Graham Eric Graham Margaret Hall Ann Childs Dr. and Mrs. David Harper Kyle and Steve Creekmore III The Dr. David Harper Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Barbara Hathcock Bobbie Wohlford

Becky Hernreich and Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Dot Hosford Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow Lorraine Tate

Evelyn Turner Finley Turner Bill Steve Walker Kyle and Steve Creekmore III The Bill Steve Walker Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp The George Warmack Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Bill Weidman Peggy Weidman Landy and Bennie Westphal Tad and Seth White Randy Wewers Karla and Rusty Jacobs Chris Whitt and Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Jane C. Williams Bobbie Wohlford Jane Warner Williams Kyle and Steve Creekmore III

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